11% Plugin Vehicle Share in China!

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2021 02:14:50 +0000

Plugin electric vehicles are a hot item in China right now, and they scored a near-record 211,000 registrations last month. That was a 244% jump compared to the same month last year, making it the second best month ever, only behind last December. Last month’s plugin vehicle share actually reached the two-digit mark for the […]

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XPeng — “Level 4 Light” Autonomy In 18–20 Months

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2021 20:56:10 +0000

On a Zoom call with reporters this week, XPeng execs talked at length about some fresh semi-autonomous driving news and a bit about plans in the next couple of years. I asked whether they had a plan or rough expectation for when they think they can get to robotaxi-ready “Level 4” or “Level 5” autonomy. […]

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China × Cleantech — March 2021

Credit to Author: Tim Dixon| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 21:42:45 +0000

Welcome to China × Cleantech — March 2021 edition. Our China x Cleantech series covers top cleantech stories in China each month. EV Sales Tesla Model Y Ramps Up In China, $4400 Wuling EV Still #1 On the 18th of March, José Pontes reported on the sales numbers of the Chinese EV market in February of 2021. […]

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Tesla Model Y Ramps Up In China, $4400 Wuling EV Still #1

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2021 02:46:28 +0000

Plugin vehicles had another great month in China last month, with 104,000 registrations, a six-fold jump compared to the same month last year. Though, recall that February 2020 was heavily disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. Still, if we were to compare with February 2019, last month also showed a major jump in sales. Two years […]

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#RIPElon Oddities, Volkswagen News, Xpeng P7 Rapid Sales Growth — CleanTechnica Top 20

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2021 06:56:58 +0000

The top 20 articles on CleanTechnica last week were led by an odd bunch, starting with the super weird origins of the #RIPElon tag on Twitter. A news roundup of Volkswagen stories was also a hot topic. And then there was the Xpeng P7’s record-fast rise to 20,000 cumulative sales. For those stories and more, […]

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The Xpeng P7 Achieves 20,000 Sales Quicker Than Any Other Vehicle From A Chinese EV Startup

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 04:23:49 +0000

Xpeng isn’t seeing blockbuster electric vehicle sales yet, but its first model just hit the market slightly more than two years ago and the company was formed approximately 7 years ago, so it would be hard to expect 100,000+ annual sales so quickly. That said, it has left the starting line quickly and already has […]

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Why Did 70,000 People Buy NIO & Xpeng EVs Instead Of Teslas In China Last Year?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 04:30:59 +0000

I saw a headline about this topic earlier today: “Why some Chinese are buying local electric car brands like Nio — instead of Tesla.” I thought it might offer some interesting insights, but it turns out CNBC just talked to a few people and got a few quotes on the topic. Perhaps they capture the […]

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Global Plugin Vehicle Sales Up 43% In 2020, European Sales Up 137%

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2021 15:39:18 +0000

Plugin electric vehicles (fully electric vehicles as well as plugin hybrids) had a sales increase of 43% in 2020 compared to 2019 according to new data from EV Volumes. That meant a rise from 2.5% market share in 2019 to 4.2% share of the global light-duty vehicle market in 2020. In the first half of […]

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Comma.ai Could Buy Automaker, Waymo Ditching “Self-Driving,” Xpeng Adds Lidar — Autonomous Driving Updates

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2021 19:32:18 +0000

Stories related to autonomous driving tech have been building up, so I’m going to run through a few of them right here. Comma.ai, Waymo, and Xpeng each have some news to bring to the table

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Record Electric Vehicle Sales in China

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2020 00:15:35 +0000

While the overall Chinese auto market is slowly picking up (+12% year over year in November), plugin vehicles are already on the fast lane, growing by 138% year over year (YoY) to a record 198,000 units

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